Assorted news items… briefly

Interior Health public flu vaccination clinics to continue

In light of the recent temporary suspension of Novartis vaccine products (Agriflu and Fluad), Interior Health wishes to advise the public that its public flu clinics will continue as scheduled using our primary vaccine product, Vaxigrip.

A statement from IHA said Novartis products comprise less than 10% of the vaccine supply in Interior Health. Interior Health has been using another vaccine product for the majority of this year’s influenza vaccination campaign, which is not affected by the suspension. This product will also continue to be available through community vaccine providers such as doctors and pharmacists.

On October 26, Health Canada issued a voluntary suspension of the use of Novartis influenza vaccines due to the presence of small particles found in the vaccines in Europe. The suspension is a precautionary measure. B.C. has temporarily suspended the use of these vaccine products.

The public can be assured that all lots of the Novartis vaccines received in B.C. had passed Health Canada’s inspection systems with no concerns and that there have been no reports in Canada or internationally of any increased side effects or health problems from the Novartis vaccines.

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For information on the influenza vaccine and to find a flu clinic other than in Revelstoke please go to


No taxes here!

City Council has approved $275,956 in tax exemptions for 23 churches and local non-profit organizations.

Click here to see the list of exemptions.


Kootenay Literary Competition deadline looming on the horizon

The deadline for Kootenay Literary Competition  and Kootenay Youth Literary Competition submissions is only 12 days away.  Time to dust off those thesauruses and polishing off the final revisions of your work.  Remember all 2012 entries and payments are to be submitted through our online form.

Make sure you’ve read the rules.

If you have any questions, you can check their FAQ page  or contact them here.

And if you just want some inspiration or news about literary events in the Kootenays, make sure you visit their Facebook page.


Your vote can make Revelstoke No. 1… in Powder Magazine anyway

Revy needs YOUR vote!

Maghan McIsaac at the Community Centre sent The Current an interesting note that we thought we’d share with all our readers:

There is an interesting contest in Powder Magazine (probably the most well-known ski mag in North America) this month to try and determine the top ski town in North America. 32 towns have been nominated and Revy is one of them.

The current round of voting is on now and ends today and Revy looks like it will win over Killington, next round is Nov 26/27 and will be more difficult, the link below has more info. Please vote and get Revy ranked as the top ski town in North America. There are a few BC towns – Whistler, Fernie, Rossland, the rest are all in the US. We would battle Whistler in the semi’s if we got that far and would need lots of votes for sure. VOTE REVELSTOKE!

Click here to cast your electronic ballot.